28 Jul
If You Love Me, You Won’t Pee in the Shower

Dear Mouthy Housewives,

My husband recently told me that he pees in the shower. I’m completely grossed out. Do you agree that it’s uncivilized? How do I get him to stop?

Signed,

And put the seat down when you’re done

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Dear Put the Seat Down When You’re done,

Oh yes. I completely agree. Uncivilized.   But I’m sure it’s quite common.   I don’t have any data to back up my belief, mostly because I just don’t have the time to install video cameras in showers across America, but I’m positive lot of people are doing this.

I mean, not me. I’m a lady for gosh sakes.

Option 1: Tell your husband that you would prefer if he did not pee in the shower. Politely point out that you don’t bathe in the toilet. He will likely promise to stop using the shower as his personal potty. He is likely lying but who cares because you will be happy.

Option 2: You can try to accept this vile habit because it saves water and is very earth friendly. In fact at one point, Brazil had an ad campaign to encourage people to urinate in the shower as a way to conserve water.   Apparently, if a household avoids one flush a day, it can save up to 1,157 gallons of water annually. Isn’t it fun to save the planet while peeing?

Option 3:   You can take my husband’s advice.   I asked him what you should do and he said, “Get over it.” He’s a succinct man.

Whatever you decide to do, I would definitely take Brazil off your travel list. That is not a place you will enjoy taking a shower.

Good luck,

Kelcey, TMH

19 Responses to “If You Love Me, You Won’t Pee in the Shower”

07.28.10#1

Comment by Heather.

Ha-ha about #1, he’ll likely be lying-so true! I remember a random conversation back during the teen years where the guys were saying that the shower triggers some sort of need to automatically pee, not sure if that’s true or not.

Next time you are ready to take a bath, I suggest you grab the cleaning supplies call your husband on in and hand it all over and tell him to get to scrubbing. Bet he’ll at least claim to stop. Unless he’s stubborn like mine.

Try to take comfort in knowing that it’s being washed down the drain. And urine is actually sterile, it only becomes unsanitary once it touches something, so it could be possible that the tub is germier than the pee. But still…

07.28.10#2

Comment by Bonnie Wienke.

If you aren’t in the shower with him, what’s the big deal? Goodness! give the guy a break and let him be a guy! Now, if he is blowing his nose in the shower..That is really gross! See what I mean? it is all relative ;-)

07.28.10#3

Comment by Miss Jen.

Give him that bathroom to pee in and clean all by himself. Move into the hall bathroom and see how long he can stand living in his own filth. He’ll invite you back with a new attitude fairly soon I’d imagine.

GrandeMocha Reply:

My thoughts exactly!

07.28.10#4

Comment by Sassy.

As George said in Seinfeld, “It’s all pipes!”

Just tell him to aim directly towards the drain and the water’s already washing the sterile tinkle away. Thankfully it’s your husband’s pee and not a stranger’s. Surely other unsanitary fluids of his have been on you. (smile)

07.28.10#5

Comment by writingmama04.

Our shower is separate from our bath tub so not so much a problem as your dilemma. I am a bath person, though, so I could see how this might be a dilemma if yours is a shower/tub combo. Maybe an excuse for a little renno and an upgrade for a master suite? Get me a 9 foot jucuzzi tub and you can pee in the shower all you want. Fair’s fair.

07.28.10#6

Comment by thepsychobabble.

there’s a rule around this house. My husband can only tell me things that are disgusting if I’m intoxicated.
Because then I won’t remember them well enough to be grossed out come morning.

07.28.10#7

Comment by Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos.

ewwwwww! That’s so gross. I would rather not know if my man is doing that.

07.28.10#8

Comment by Desperate Dietwives.

Eurgh!!!!! :-s

07.28.10#9

Comment by Wendi.

Blue dye.

07.28.10#10

Comment by Plano Mom.

I guess my menopause must have left me with an overabundance of testosterone, because I say “no big deal.”

07.28.10#11

Comment by Li.

Gross? Sure.
Does it matter? No.

As long as she’s not in the shower with him, who cares?

Best,
Li
http://twitter.com/LaLicenciada

07.28.10#12

Comment by Karen at French Skinny.

Apparently Madonna (the singer not baby Jesus’ mom) pees in the shower because it kills the germs. So if she does it it must be okay, right? Oh, and it’s better than your Hubby having athlete’s foot. Now that is gross times 5.

07.28.10#13

Comment by Becky.

OMG, I am laughing at psychobabble’s rule. I think I need to adopt that.

And peeing in the shower, oh no. Just no!

07.28.10#14

Comment by dusty earth mother.

Just be glad that’s he not drinking his own urine. You know, because it’s sterile and he likes the taste. (Sorry, my husband loves “Dodgeball”).

07.28.10#15

Comment by Erin I'm Gona Kill Him.

I”m pretty sure all of our guys do this. And blow their nose in the shower. And trace images of penises in the fog of the mirror. Don’t ask, don’t tell. And use Bleach.

07.29.10#16

Comment by Betty Herbert.

Ew Dusty Earth Mother, I had just taken a mouthful of tea when I read your comment ;-P

Maybe he’s got athlete’s foot? At least, that’s why H claims he pees in the shower….

07.29.10#17

Comment by OldLadyinaShoe.

Meh, I say no big deal, I’ve done it before. When you have a colicky newborn screaming in the other room you learn to consolidate grooming tasks. Peeing in the shower shaves a couple minutes off of overall getting ready time.

07.29.10#18

Comment by AmyBlam.

Well, I have been known to pee in the shower. Getting in the shower MAKES me have to pee!
I can’t stand the nose blowing. My first hubs would blow his nasty green snot all over the side of the shower. So I never went in that bathroom and told him to handle it.
Then I divorced him. His new wife cleans the shower-so I guess it all worked out for the best.

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